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Merrick Inn

1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
+1 859-269-5417
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried chicken” (121 reviews)
“walleye” (13 reviews)
“prime rib” (35 reviews)
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1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
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Reviewed today via mobile

Merrick Inn is a wonderful family place to eat dinner! In the summer make sure you take advantage of the patio! The menu has many choices to choose from, and everything I have tried has been delicious! It’s tucked away in its own little quiet...More

Thank bgb68
Reviewed yesterday

Have not been to Merrick Inn in many years. Nice atmosphere, great food and very pricey.Service was excellent

Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed yesterday

outstanding food and great service spectacular place, we enjoy the patio also and its specials during summer

Thank jvej100
Reviewed yesterday

Set in the midst of apartment buildings I was not expecting too much. What a pleasant surprise. In a lovely old home, with a horse decor of years gone by, it is a charming place. The staff was exceptionally pleasant and very nicely dressed. You...More

Thank Davepelpt
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Merrick has passed the mark in quality and nice atmosphere! A long time standing tradition in Lexington!

Thank Loritini
Reviewed yesterday

Good fare, small portions, pricey, very good setting for the older crowd. Food was good, ambience great, servers were knowledgable and attentive. Salads were fresh and entrees cooked to order. The only negative was the smallish portions; gladly would have more not to leave hungry.

Thank pamhill2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had not heard of the Merrick Inn and now I’m certain I won’t soon forget the place. It was incredibly busy but everyone from the valet to the waitress in training were superb. The fried goat cheese is a must have. And the chicken...More

Thank jstand1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a large group of 40+ who had made advance reservations. This place is a must if you are in the vicinity of Lexington, KY. The food was wonderful and the service was extremely efficient. Our server, who has been there for 14 years,...More

Thank linwood276
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reservations are likely a 'must' for this popular restaurant. Our party of twelve was seated in a room with another large party so the noise level with everyone talking was a little loud. Our waitress was very efficient and friendly. Although this appears to be...More

Thank Arthur S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant's dining area is made up of a series of smallish rooms, much like a large home. The food was excellent! The walleye was one of the best fish I have ever eaten. The down side and reason it does not get five stars...More

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Carol N
20 April 2018|
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Response from alleykat1130 | Reviewed this property |
If the weather is nice, yes Sitting on the patio is neat. Happy Birthday
Alice G
26 March 2018|
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Response from jamescM3537IY | Reviewed this property |
Mostly business type attire. Open collar with slacks. Some wear dress shirts with ties some don't. Dress jeans are even ok.
Barb S
11 April 2017|
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Response from RyleesMom | Reviewed this property |
On a weekend, yes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 40
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
    (New Circle Road exit 18)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-269-5417
  • E-mail
For nearly 40 years, the Murray family has owned and operated Merrick Inn, located in the immaculately maintained manor house of Merrick Place; for years, one of the finest thoroughbred farms in the Bluegrass region. Merrick Inn is located on Merrick Court,off Tates Creek Road, just inside New Circle Road at the top of the hill in Merrick Place.Visitors to Merrick Inn enjoy superb signature southern cuisine and innovative American dishes, complemented by unparalleled service. Murrays' pride themselves on being the establishment of choice for those in the thoroughbred industry, area residents and visitors to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday at 5:30PM. Enjoy cocktails in our lounge after dinner.As weather permits, enjoy lighter fare and entertainment on weekends on one of the most attractive, comfortable and popular patios in the area.
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